Friday, July 6, 2012

Making Wreaths

Recently, my mom and I had a craft day.  One of our projects was to make wreaths: she made two wreaths for her front doors, I made one for me, and also one for my Grandma.  I had never made a wreath before, but it wasn't as hard as I had imagined.  I just took forever to do it!  My mom whipped hers out in about ten minutes, while I slowly pondered the placement of each flower and leaf.  She's a pro! 

The wreath on the left is for my Grandma and the right one is mine.

I started with a straw and grapevine wreath.  I wrapped the straw wreath in a pretty sheer ribbon to give it a more elegant look.

 There wasn't enough ribbon, but that can be covered.  I discovered mistakes are really easy to hide.

I glued the ribbon and flowers on with a hot glue gun, and used the long glue sticks.

Here is all the fake foliage I started with.  I don't usually like the look of artificial flowers, but I these stood out to me. 

I tucked the stems through the ribbon, puncturing the straw, then added a ton of glue to each stem.  It's a little tricky to get them to stick without a lot of glue.

The grapevine wreath is a little easier to stick the stems into than the straw wreath.  I love how they turned out! 

 I'm still looking for a place to hang my wreath.  Our front door has a little window that I don't want to cover.  I think it'll be an indoor wreath.

Below are the lovely wreaths my mom made. <3

I love to see all the different wreaths people are creating on pinterest.  I think we'll make some Fall/Winter wreaths with a modern look on our next craft day.

The only wreath bases I could find in the stores were grapevine, straw, and styrofoam.  What do you like to use for your homemade wreath bases?

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